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UNESCO marked the 10th anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s death. The U.N. education, science and culture organization commemorated the late Israeli prime minister in Paris as representatives of Arab nations looked on, the Jerusalem Post reported. “The words Yitzhak Rabin said here at UNESCO are still in our memories,” said the group’s director general, Kohichiro Matsuura. ” ‘Peace will settle in slowly, in everyday life, in small gestures, in trivial details. It will be built step by step through the actions of men and women.’ In my name and in the name of the organization, I solemnly pledge to turn this promise into reality.”

Irish Jews and Catholics celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Vatican document that rejected collective Jewish responsibility for Jesus’ death. Monday night’s meeting marked “a revolution unparalleled in human history” marking an “amazing transformation” of Catholic attitudes toward Jews over the past 40 years, said Rabbi David Rosen, the American Jewish Committee’s international director of interreligious affairs. Rosen, a former chief rabbi of Ireland, spoke at a commemoration of the anniversary at Dublin’s main synagogue. Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern and Dermot Lane, president of the Mater Dei Institute, an Irish seminary and theological college, also spoke at the event. Lane urged his fellow Christians to “remember that our birth certificate carries a Jewish address.”

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